Sharp Electronics Corporation today announced the national availability of the 70" class (69.5" diagonal) AQUOS 4K Ultra HD TV (LC-70UD1U), the first 4K Ultra HD television to receive the coveted THX® 4K certification for picture quality and the only 70" class 4K Ultra HD TV*. The AQUOS 4K Ultra HD TV is now available at national specialty retailers, at major regional retailers and on Amazon.com for a suggested retail price of $7,499.99.
With four times the pixel resolution of high definition and Sharp's proprietary Revelation™ 4K Upscaler, everything you watch on the AQUOS 4K Ultra HD LED TV appears sharper, more realistic, more stunning. The 70" class (69.5" diagonal) AQUOS 4K not only offers a more vivid image, it also offers 16% more screen size than leading competitors' 65" Class TVs.
"For the past several years the focus with high-end television panels was on delivering a more exciting experience through size. With the introduction of our AQUOS 4K TV, we now offer consumers an even more life-like TV experience coupling size with resolution and clarity," said John Herrington, President, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America.
Transform ordinary content into extraordinary
Sharp's built-in Revelation™ 4K Upscaler converts all content into 4K resolution. First, a dual-core processor fine-tunes the original signal for optimal picture quality. Next, Sharp's proprietary Revelation™ 4K Upscaler instantly analyzes and intelligently enhances the content to create a 4K image. Movies, TV shows and video games are sharper and more vivid.
This reliable and precise two-step upscaling process along with superb screen uniformity, color performance and motion processing, earned Sharp the esteemed THX 4K certification, which sets the industry standard for image quality and consistency.
THX also evaluates HD to 4K upconverting technology to ensure that the Ultra HD image maintains accuracy true to the original HD source, so you experience content the way it was intended.
16% More Amazing Than the 65" Class
A Higher Standard of Design
Turn it off, and the TV still looks beautiful. With Sharp's exclusive Wallpaper Mode, the AQUOS 4K Ultra HD LED TV can be turned into an elegant frame for your 4K photos or pre-installed artwork with a museum-like appearance and Ultra HD detail when the TV is powered off.
The six-speaker sound system, along with Sharp's proprietary DuoBass dual subwoofer system, boasts a powerful 35 watts of sound with clear voices, broad dynamic range and deep bass.
SmartCentral – Surf. Watch. Interact. Ultra HD meets Smart TV
Remote control operation is available via iOS or Android apps and the Sharp Beam app enables users to send content from an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet to the big screen with a flick.
Sharp AQUOS 4K Ultra HD LED TV Features
4K Photo Playback via a built-in SD-card reader and two USB ports means that for the first time, you can see the full resolution and detail captured in your 8MP photos.
Price and Availability
*Based on data available as of July 15, 2013.